They report a refined ride, powerful V8 engines and a six-speed automatic transmission that always seem to pick the right gear. I bet the boat in the picture and the weight of a trailer would be well over the towing capabilities of a half ton v-6. An integrated trailer brake controller is available on all models. You may discover that shopping for… It's not every year you have two major competitors in one of the biggest volume segments come out with a brand-new truck, but it happened this year: F-150 versus Ram. It adds 300 lbs of payload and the 6. Reviewers are generally happy with the performance provided by the 5. The Silverado's V8 engine lineup offers Active Fuel Management technology, Flex-Fuel E85 capability and even a hybrid model.
There are three cab styles - regular, extended and crew cab - and three cargo box lengths: 5 foot 8 inches short , 6 foot 6 inches standard and 8 foot long. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with a few different axle ratios. Payload rating is around 1600 lbs. Where I come from there are 3 rules on trailer towing limits to be legal on the road these vary around North America in different states and provinces : 1. It also has wide front and rear tracks that enhance stability and driving confidence through a more secure road feel. The Z83 and the Z85 are what you would anticipate from your typical pickup truck: a lofty, comfortable ride that is expectedly top-heavy when cornering.
The Extended Cab gives the option of carrying more passengers, but the legroom is tight, especially in the middle, where legs might hit the back of the center console. Now it starts and dies immediately. While in full-electric mode, the 1500 emits only a quiet whir. I have pulled trailers of every type and drove trucks for over 25 years and have seen it many times. Vehicle Details The Silverado features two distinct interiors.
Each features direct injection and variable valve timing, as well as Active Fuel Management cylinder de-activation, allowing the engines to run efficiently on just four cylinders when conditions allow. The only complaint has been that that the console is a bit too high and out of reach. . Where are the bargains these days? Engine Light On But Was Running Fine. Adding the Sierra in your look for will give you a larger choice of trucks to select from and can help you find a far better bargain. While we expect the 4. On the highway, it accelerates aptly and drops down to fourth gear without a pronounced delay.
Typically, higher axle ratios deliver more torque to the wheels, which increases the amount of pulling power. Most reviews include no negatives. New for '09 is a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission that is paired with the 5. All Silverado engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado 1500 is available with a number of engine options: a 4.
If you need to tailor your pickup truck to your exact requirements, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado enables you to do just that with a wide variety of configurations, bed lengths and trim levels. Depending on trim, the Silverado can also be optioned in several ways. Interiors include an upright instrument panel and 6-gauge cluster, along with several interior storage solutions. In terms of acceleration and power, every 1500 trim tested well for initial and highway power. The half-ton pickup-truck segment has traditionally been the keeper of the top-selling vehicle in the U. Re: 1500 Silverado V6 - How much can I safely tow? The new Equinox features an interior with loads of tech gadgets that will make your Schaumburg-area commutes more enjoyable.
Or, either section of the split seat can be stowed independently, allowing room for both cargo and a rear-seat passenger. The weight of a truck varies based on the size of the truck cab as well as the other equipment on the truck. The payloads for each size Silverado can be found on our Specs page. The entry-level V8 is a 4. As before, the Silverado can be ordered in three cab styles and three cargo box lengths from 5 ft 8 in. Whether users were commenting on its capability as a work truck or its quiet, comfortable interior, almost everyone had good things to say. The biggest reasons people buy trucks like the light-duty is for the convenience of transporting large objects in the truck bed and towing abilities.
Silverado's pure pickup designThe Silverado's exterior design delivers on its reputation as the industry's strongest, most dependable and longest-lasting pickup truck. It adds 300 lbs of payload and the 6. Silverado buyers who check the box for OnStar 8. Where I come from there are 3 rules on trailer towing limits to be legal on the road these vary around North America in different states and provinces : 1. Instead, it looks tailored and subdued front to rear.
Definitely going for the Max Trailering package. Several reviewers criticize the lack of a bedliner, but kind words are otherwise lavished on the cargo area. If you had to get on the brakes hard that rig would push the truck around in a split second. The Z60 version stiffens up both the steering and the suspension to give the Silverado street performance. The front of the Silverado continues to differentiate itself with a look that was redesigned in 2007.
The Hybrid trim performs much like the other trims in most road tests, but the transition from full electric power to gas involves a slight surge in both noise and inertia. At a Glance The 2009 Silverado 1500 comes in five trims. Trailering The maximum trailering package combines a heavy-duty 9. Even on rough dirt roads, the ride remained smoother than in the others. Check your owners manual and then find out how much a boat you are interested in weighs. The Crew Cab brings an abundance of room to the rear, and passengers not only enjoy legroom, but the added height that comes with a full-size truck.